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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1630 Governor John Winthrop and Approximately 300 English Puritans Set Sail for the Massachusetts Colony Aboard Arabella John Winthrop Massachusetts Colonial Massachusetts Naval History North American Explorers and Pioneers Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1763 The Initial Issue of Georgia's First Newspaper, Savannah's Georgia Gazette, Is Published Savannah, Georgia Journalism Historic Firsts Georgia
1805 Lewis and Clark Depart Fort Mandan North Dakota Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Fort Mandan The History Channel
1845 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Suffers Its First Major Fire, Burning Buildings over 2 City Blocks Milwaukee, Wisconsin Fire Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1859 Governor's Greys Organize as Iowa's First Military Unit Pledged to the Union Iowa Military Figures U.S. Military Figures Historic Firsts Historical Society of Iowa
1927 First Long Distance TV Broadcast (Herbert Hoover's Speech Washington to New York) Washington, D.C. New York City Herbert Hoover Television Historic Firsts The New York Times</I>
1940 Booker T. Washington Stamp Is First Featuring an African American Booker T. Washington U.S. Postal Service African-American History Historic Firsts
1970 In Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Brewers Play Their First Game Against the California Angels in Front of 37,237 Fans at County Stadium Milwaukee, Wisconsin California Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
2001 NASA Launches Odyssey Spacecraft on 6-month, 286M-mile Journey to Mars Space Exploration Mars NASA

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